Carb Calculator

Good Carbs Vs. Bad Carbs Infographic

First establish your daily calorie requirements with the daily calorie intake calculator. Then use the carb calculator below to calculate the carb protein fat ratio in calories and grams. You can use a preset ratio or enter your own ratios in the appropriate spaces. The preset carb protein fat ratios are as follows: Very…

Am I Depressed Quiz?

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This depression quiz is actually the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D). The CES-D scale is a questionnaire designed to help identify major or clinical depression. It was first developed in 1977 and revised in 2004. The CES-D scale is one of the more widely used screening tests for determining depression. The CES-D…

Are Pistachios Fattening?

Nuts About Nuts Infographic

Research has proven that pistachios can be a part of a healthy diet, even for people trying to manage or lose weight. The fat found in pistachios is not entirely absorbed by the human body. Research shows that pistachios could actually contain less calories than originally believed. The study shows pistachios as having 160…

Daily Calorie Intake Calculator

The Complete Guide to Calories Infographic

The daily calorie intake calculator will give you an estimate of required calories to maintain your current weight. To lose weight, you will need to create a calorie deficit either by reduced calorie intake or increased activity, or both. A calorie is another term for energy. Energy balance is the balance of calories consumed …

The Idiot’s Guide To Smarter Coffee Drinking Infographic

The Idiots Guide To Smarter Coffee Drinking Infographic

Chances are you’re drinking your coffee wrong. That’s because science has figured out the right way to do it, and it’s not always intuitive. Do you reach for a cup as soon as your eyelids open? Well that’s doing it wrong. According to science, you don’t actually need coffee until 10 am. Human bodies…

What is Mood Disorder NOS?

The Science of Mental Illness Infographic

Mood disorder not otherwise specified is more commonly known as Mood Disorder NOS. Mood Disorder NOS is a general term for any mood disorder that isn’t included under its own term in the DSM-IV. The DSM-IV is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Diagnostic codes from the DSM-IV are usually made use…

Vitamin B Supplements More Effective With Higher Omega 3 Levels

Vitamins Cheat Sheet Infographic

Many studies have already proven that vitamin B supplements can help slow mental decline in older individuals. But higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids could boost the effect of vitamin B supplements. Researchers examined more than 250 individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is when brain function is below what is normally…

How Many Calories To Lose Weight?

The Science of Weight Loss Infographic

To lose weight, a person needs to use up more calories than consumed. One pound of fat equals about 3,500 calories. To lose one pound of fat, the body needs to use up 3,500 calories. By creating a daily deficit of 500 calories every day, one pound can be lost every week. Creating a…

What Does Depression Feel Like?

Understanding Depression Chart

Having the “blues” every now and then is usually a normal aspect of living. But, when experiencing a lengthy feeling of sadness and despair, it could be depression. People with depressive conditions don’t all feel the exact same symptoms. We all have our ups and downs, and sadness is often mistaken as depression. But,…

Cooking With Olive Oil Improves Antioxidant Value Of Veggies

The Benefits of Vegetable Oil Infographic

A scientific study has proven that Mediterranean diet vegetables fried in extra virgin olive oil have a greater increase in the phenolic fraction compared to other cooking methods. The study revealed that frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil improves their antioxidant capacity as well as the amount of phenolic compounds, which help to…

Can an HMB Supplement Help Build Muscle?

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Exercise strengthens muscles by naturally destroying the protein of muscle cells. This causes the body to rebuild even more protein (protein synthesis). This in turn results in bigger muscles and greater muscle strength. What is HMB? HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) is a metabolite formed when the amino acid leucine is broken down in the body. Amino…

What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing Infographic

phthalates

Researchers have found a connection between exposure to phthalates and childhood obesity, which includes higher BMI (body mass index) as well as waist circumference. Phthalates are synthetic chemicals which are able to mimic the natural hormones of the body. They’re widely made use of in wall coverings and plastic flooring, medical devices, materials for…